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As of penning this entry, Vietnam has 251 Covid-19 cases with 126 recovered.

The children have been off college since Tet Holidays. In order that’s 79 days. And we’ve been working from house for 3 weeks already.

Vietnam has been on alert because the first case and I actually don’t know after we can all lastly get on with our lives. I imply we’re however, I miss the solar and strolling outdoors with out concern and never being a germophobe.

At present, there are two sizzling spots in Vietnam the place there are excessive focus of circumstances. One is a in Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi whereby workers of Truong Sinh Firm have been discovered to have contaminated sufferers and guests of the hospital. They’re as much as 45 circumstances. In Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, I can’t assist however categorical my disgust to the Buddha Bar. They insisted on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 14 (yep amidst the raging epidemic!) the place an contaminated British Vietnamese Airways pilot attended and I’ve now misplaced monitor of what number of circumstances stemmed from that one.

Because the begin of April, taxis and ride-sharing have been banned and can proceed to be so until the fifteenth of April and so, I can’t actually go to work (we’re until allowed to!). We will solely exit for requirements (learn: groceries, hospitals, pharmacy) and after we do, we will solely go along with one other individual. Gatherings over 2 individuals are not allowed. I’m unclear on whether or not we will go take a stroll or bike for some train however I hear they’re fining people in Hanoi for going out unnecessarily.

My sister within the Philippines is a frontliner and works for one in all Manila’s public hospitals. She’s a PUM (Individual below monitoring) as a result of she has had shut contact with a Covid optimistic affected person. She’s in excessive spirits however bored at her house whereas quarantined. Since she’s asymptomatic, she’ll be reporting to work once more tomorrow. I pray for her and for all of the frontliners risking their lives to assist the various people who find themselves contaminated.

One Thursday a few weeks in the past, I used to be so depressed after listening to not one, however a number of information on shut contacts who died or are sick. It was so rattling miserable. And I’m positive, you’ve gotten your individual story to inform.

Whereas I’m amazed by how Vietnam is dealing with this uncommon scenario, I’m nonetheless nervous and await the day that we will all be free from this pandemic. Will we ever be?

I do know these are simply rants and ramblings. And so, I’m completely happy to see some bit of fine information in Vietnam:

Disadvantaged people get free rice from an automatic vending machine in HCM City

Big-hearted Saigonese show mettle amid Covid-19

Discharged Czech patient praises Vietnam’s ‘professional and humane’ pandemic fight

British Covid-19 patient lauds Vietnam hospital for ‘friendly’ treatment

Vietnam to compensate Covid-19 job loss with monthly allowance

HCMC to let Covid-19 doctors rest in hotels

Have I instructed you that the Ministry of Well being is doing a wonderful job updating everybody?  Their Covid-19 page has turn out to be the primary web page I verify each morning. I do obtain SMS each day too.

In Fb, props to Covid-19 Updated Information for Foreigners in Vietnam for well timed and correct updates.

Truthfully, regardless of the concern, I really feel protected in Vietnam and thank the federal government for his or her relentless efforts.

I hope you guys are protected too!


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